When can a Facial harm my skin?

Having a facial treatment on the high street or at a spa can surprisingly be a bad idea for your skin, as these treatments haven’t been developed by dermatologists who really understand the skin’s needs. A high street or spa Facial might be particularly dangerous for people with problem skin such as acne or rosacea breakouts, who need to make …

Homemade Cosmetics – are they a good idea?

As a dermatologist I would advice against using home-made cosmetics. They are not evidence based and in my opinion are usually inferior in their effects. Or even worse – in some cases they might be harmful for your skin. I have seen patients in clinic who tried all sorts of home remedies – mostly not effective, some even aggravating their problem …

Forget the ‘Low Fat Diet’ brain washing!

In the past 30 plus years we have all been brainwashed into thinking that a low fat diet is a healthy way of eating. There has been been so much press coverage about the dangers of eating fat, in particular saturated fat, that many people now think that all fats are bad for them. This is not true. A low-fat diet …